Create an Augustus Gloop costume

Augustus Gloop Costume

photo credit: Santiago Trusso

If you love Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, then you will love this idea for a costume party or for Halloween. I know we all remember the first kid to be eliminated from the competition known as Augustus Gloop.

This kid was a favorite character of a lot of people from the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Anyone of us who have ever seen the movie will know the history of the story but for those of you who don’t, here is the scoop.

Augustus Gloop was one of five children to win a golden ticket to be able to enter Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Augustus Gloop was already a very “healthy” not so little boy who ate way too much than one person should eat.His mother didn’t care about his eating habits; in fact she encouraged his habit by saying he’s just a growing boy.

White and Red Turtleneck

This Where’s Waldo costume can be adapted for the purpose of this, you can also use a red and white shirt although a turtleneck is desirable.

 elope Where’s Waldo Adult Costume Kit, Red/White, Small/Medium Striped Racerback Tank Top (large bust 35-36, red/white)

Demin Jeans

Then all you will need is some dark denim jeans such as these ones to complete the outfit:

 Carhartt Men’s Series 1889 Slim Fit Jean,Dark Stain,32W x 36L Desigual Women’s Punos Galactic Jeans, Denim Dark Blue,X-Large(32) (US 8)

All you will need is the following items:

  •     A red and white stripped turtleneck sweater. However, this item may be a little difficult to find but you could substitute a red and white striped tee shirt instead.
  •     The second thing you will need is a pair of dark denim jeans. Make sure to roll them up to knee length.
  •     For foot wear you will need a pair of black high socks and a pair of red trainers/tennis shoes.

Bonus tip: Use the image of the enthusiast person wearing the outfit above as a reference guide for your own. Hopefully you’ll have the same look on your face.

If you want to make it look even better, you can apply some kind of brown make-up around the mouth area to make it look like chocolate. Or if you want to get real with, melt a bit of chocolate for finishing touches.

The Story Behind the Chocolate Lover

When Augustus heard that the tickets could only be found in Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate bars he literally went to town on them. He continued to eat every single chocolate bar he bought until he found his golden ticket.

When the time came for the journey to the chocolate factory he was very excited. After all Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory was full of sweets of all kinds. Unfortunately his love for eating cost him to be the first one eliminated from the competition because he was being greedy and trying to eat the chocolate from the stream. Therefore, falling into a giant stream of chocolate and being sucked into a giant tube in which the chocolate in the factory ran through.
There are costume stores where I’m fairly sure you may be able to find one or even on the internet. However, if you want to save money and time you could just make your own Augustus Gloop costume in no time.

The Augustus Gloop costume is a perfect quick fix if you don’t want to spend a whole lot of cash and makes for a fantastic little/big boy costume for Halloween. This costume is also suitable for boys of all ages and sizes. This costume is great for the over the top Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory fanatics or even for someone looking for a unique costume that most people wouldn’t think about.

I hope i haven’t left anything out, if for any reason you need to ask a question or put forward an article idea feel free to in the box below. Most of all have fun!

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